Often, when we get news of an upcoming release, we’re under embargo and are unable to tell you about things until it’s actually launched. While the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed Smartwatch is not going to be available until December 1, 2022, we’re able to give you the heads-up now.
Now, you probably know Diesel more for their denim and other apparel, as well as their fashion-oriented watches. Well, they’ve also been producing smartwatches in collaboration with Fossil. Which means, the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed Smartwatch is going to be similar in many ways to the other Gen 6 smartwatches (one of which we reviewed here). In terms of the internals, it’s got the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ that we’ve been seeing in the WearOS watches as of late.
The bigger news is that the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed Smartwatch comes with WearOS 3 right out of the box. Many WearOS watches are rather the same in how they work, with the main differentiation being in the dial that you select for the thing. With Diesel, you’re getting their more aggressive approach to style showing up. This is most evident in the bracelet version that has spines running down it, closely followed by the bold rubber strap version.
As we mentioned, the wide availability of the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed Smartwatch – at $350 – happens on December 1st. If you want to get one now, though, it looks like Amazon has it up for order (product page). Come December 1, we’re guessing it’ll also be showing up over at shop.diesel.com
Features from Diesel
- Companion App: This new app offers a richer experience for browsing and customizing watch faces, viewing your health and wellness data. Customize other various settings from tiles to Smart Battery Modes.
- Powered with the latest version of Wear OS by GoogleTM (Wear OS 3).
- Faster Charging Time: Two times faster than Gen 5, takes 30 minutes to reach 80% battery
- Technology: Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Platform that allows for superior performance, better battery life and connectivity
- Amazon Alexa for Smart Watches: Use the Amazon Alexa Wear OS App to set-up Alexa, enabling a variety of requests, such as asking for directions, view and edit your shopping lists, provide a weather update, and much more. Alexa will either speak the response or show it on the display, all from your wrist!
- Measure SpO2: Get estimated blood oxygen measurements to see how well oxygen is flowing.
- Check Heart Rate Zones: See heart rate and understand how hard the heart is working at all times
- Diesel Gen 6 Griffed Press Release_Final.docx
- Get Sleep Insights: View sleep quality and history, monitor restfulness and set sleep goals
- Customizable Dials: Perfect for those looking to customize the watch face and access quick settings.
- Phone Dialer: Lets you make and receive calls right on the watch when bluetooth is paired with your phone.
- Music: Spotify and YouTube Music allows users to control music playback while online and offline.
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5 LE, WiFi, GPS, NFC SE.
- Google Wallet: The fast, simple way to pay in stores with your smartwatch. Tap to pay allows users to leave their wallets at home and pay using the watch, where contactless payments are available. (Only available for Android users)